The price of an ‘Australian-style’ quarantine system – Spectator

The price of an ‘Australian-style’ quarantine system – Spectator

Director of the British Foreign Policy Group, Sophia Gaston, wrote for the Spectator on the UK’s looming hotel-quarantine system, and compared it with the current Australian style lockdown against Covid-19.

Sophia said: “We can all agree that the policing of Britain’s borders during the pandemic has been mind-bogglingly lax. The persistent absence of testing, tracing and home quarantine enforcement has been unacceptable. The proposed imposition of a hotel quarantine system, however, takes us from 0 to 100 in one fell swoop.

If closing the nation’s borders feels like a simple panacea, a false promise is being sold. We only need to look under the surface of Australia’s apparent success to begin to understand the tremendous logistical, social and economic price of such an endeavour.”

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